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Nós precisamos dos morcegos e eles precisam de nós
Este vídeo foi criado para ilustrar as diversas situações em que a saúde do nosso planeta depende dos serviços ambientais prestados pelos morcegos. O bem-estar das populações de morcegos em todo o mundo depende de ações de conservação, que todos nós podemos tomar diariamente. Muitas vezes, os morcegos são perseguidos porque as pessoas acreditam nos mitos e na desinformação que foram divulgados ao longo dos séculos. Assista a este vídeo educativo e venha participar dos nossos esforços para salvar os morcegos! Download offline version (100mb). Watch on YouTube.
Necesitamos a los murciélagos y ellos nos necesitan
Hemos creado este video para ilustrar las formas en que la salud de nuestro planeta depende de los servicios ambientales proporcionados por los murciélagos. El bienestar de las poblaciones de murciélagos por todo el mundo depende de las acciones de conservación que cualquiera puede tomar diariamente. Muchas veces, los murciélagos son perseguidos porque la gente cree los mitos y la desinformación que se han difundido desde hace siglos. ¡Vea este video educativo y únete a nuestros esfuerzos para salvar a los murciélagos! Download offline version (100mb). Watch on YouTube.
We Need Bats & Bats Need Us
We created this video to illustrate the ways in which the health of our planet depends upon the environmental services provided by bats. The welfare of global bat populations depends on conservation actions that everyone can take on a daily basis. Bats are often harmed because people believe myths and misinformation that have been spread for centuries. Watch this educational video and join us in saving bats! Download offline version (100mb). Watch on YouTube.
Tennesee Wild Side
BCI Cave Specialist Jim Kennedy and partners from the American Cave Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency build a fence to protect a colony of about 100,000 endangered gray myotis. Cameras also follow the team into the cave. Produced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Join BCI Cave Specialist Jim Kennedy as he and a group of volunteers from the American Cave Conservation Association clean a huge trash dump from Kentucky's Saltpeter Pit, home to world's sixth-largest colony of Rafinesque's big-eared bats and a former hibernation site for thousands of endangered Indiana myotis. Produced by Kentucky Educational Television.
Bobcat Kitten in Mine
The very young bobcat kitten seen in this Bat Conservation International video was spotted while surveying bats in a western Arizona mine. A host of evidence, besides the kitten, show that this abandoned mine was an active bobcat den. The mother likely moved to an upper level to avoid us. We decided not to survey these areas to avoid disturbing either the bobcat or the bats. This video highlights the importance of subterranean habitat to a variety of animals. These underground environments provide critical refuge from the scorching heat of Southwestern deserts. Bats are always the driving factor in Bat Conservation International's work in mines and caves, but we protect many other animals, as well. Please note that we maintained a safe distance from the kitten and made no attempt to touch or disturb it beyond filming.
This Bat Conservation International video shows a Townsend's big-eared bat roosting in the main shaft of a complex abandoned mine in western Arizona. The bat is probably a male or non-reproductive female, since a maternity colony of more than 500 bats was located farther back in the mine. The bat's large ears are curled back, a very common posture when roosting or hibernating. You can also see two bumps located along the bats nose area. These are likely used to scent-mark roost sites or, possibly, the bat's young. This mine contains the largest known maternity colony of Townsend's big-eared bats in Arizona. Bat Conservation International and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan to install a bat-friendly gate to protect the colony in the fall of 2011, after the bats have left for the year. We normally do not linger long around bats to avoid disturbing them, and we don't handle them unless we must.
Get Involved - Bracken Bat Cave
Bracken Bat Cave is the summer home of the world's largest bat colony. With as many as 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats living in the cave from March thru October, Bracken holds one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth.
Bats & People - Removing a Bat
Barbara shows you exactly how to safely and humanely remove unwanted bats that have slipped into your home. She also offers tips on how to keep them from coming back. Please note: In the United Kingdom, bats and their roosts are protected by law. You must seek advice from your local Statutory Nature Conservation organisation before doing anything that may disturb bats or their roosts. The video refers to exclusion tubes, these can be obtained from http://www.batcone.com/
Kidz Cave - Echolocation
Check out this very cool video from Knowledge Adventure, Inc. Video Clip courtesy of JumpStart Animals, used with the permission of and under knowledge Adventure, Inc. www.knowledgeadventure.com
Bats of the Philippines - The Monfort Bat Cave - Sherwin
When tens of thousands of bats emerge at sunset or are seen tightly packed along the walls of a cave, their sheer numbers can leave an impression that bat conservation isn't particularly critical. We must remember that the bats we see in such great numbers are usually the "Lucky Bats" that enjoy some measure of protection at a specific site. They may be terribly vulnerable at other roosts or along migratory routes. And they may, in fact, be so crowded because other roosting options have been lost and this is all they have left.